Shear on Social Media Law

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Australia's Sydney Morning News published the conversation I had with The Washington Post: http://www.smh.com.au/technol...
02/11/2017
Erase yourself from the internet? It's nearly impossible, but you can try.

Australia's Sydney Morning News published the conversation I had with The Washington Post: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/web-culture/erase-yourself-from-the-internet-its-nearly-impossible-but-you-can-try-20170210-guam0s.html

For those of us who spend a lot of time on the internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear - delete your accounts, roll back your Google results and become invisible. Is it possible to completely disappear?

My advice to The Washington Post's readers on some steps to take to try to erase yourself online to protect yourself. ht...
02/10/2017
Erasing yourself from the Internet is nearly impossible. But here’s how you can try.

My advice to The Washington Post's readers on some steps to take to try to erase yourself online to protect yourself. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/02/10/erasing-yourself-from-the-internet-is-nearly-impossible-but-heres-how-you-can-try/?utm_term=.ea73d1d2bfb8#comments #privacy #reputation #cybersecurity #safety #socialmedia #Facebook

For those of us who spend a lot of time on the Internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear.

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02/10/2017

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Job interviewer asks for Facebook password. Should you give it?
06/22/2012
Job interviewer asks for Facebook password. Should you give it?

Job interviewer asks for Facebook password. Should you give it?

Some companies now ask for Facebook and social media passwords so they can check out job applicants. One state is banning the practice, and at least 10 others are weighing similar bans.

Bill protecting job seekers' passwords goes to Quinn
06/22/2012
Bill protecting job seekers' passwords goes to Quinn

Bill protecting job seekers' passwords goes to Quinn

It is now up to Gov. Pat Quinn now to decide if Illinois will pass a bill that protects employees and job seekers from having to provide their social media passwords to employers or prospective employers.

Bill would make Facebook snooping, digital spying by employers illegal
06/22/2012
Bill would make Facebook snooping, digital spying by employers illegal

Bill would make Facebook snooping, digital spying by employers illegal

Legislation that would give workers broad protection from the prying eyes of employers was introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. Both bills would make it illegal for employers to force workers or candidates to divulge social media passwords, similar to legi …

SNOPA: Bill to Ban Schools and Employers From Asking for Passwords
06/22/2012
SNOPA: Bill to Ban Schools and Employers From Asking for Passwords

SNOPA: Bill to Ban Schools and Employers From Asking for Passwords

Facebook home page. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images There may have been lots of backlash against SOPA (the Stop Online Privacy Act) a few months ago, but something tells us SNOPA, the Social Networking Online Protection Act, won’t provoke the same protest. Introduced by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) late...

Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill
06/22/2012
Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill

Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill

Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook.

A discussion with the Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press about the legal liability issues that reporters may f...
01/16/2012
With 140 characters at a time ... | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

A discussion with the Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press about the legal liability issues that reporters may face when utilizing Social Media.
http://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/news-media-law/news-media-and-law-fall-2011/140-characters-time-twitter-p

Everything online journalists need to protect their legal rights. This free resource culls from all Reporters Committee resources and includes exclusive content on digital media law issues.

The ABA Journal mentioned my quotes from the Associated Press article. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/woman_can_...
01/16/2012
NJ Woman Can Be Prosecuted Over Fake Facebook Profile, Judge Rules - News - ABA Journal

The ABA Journal mentioned my quotes from the Associated Press article.
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/woman_can_be_prosecuted_over_fake_facebook_profile_judge_rules/

A New Jersey woman can be prosecuted for identity theft for allegedly creating a fake Facebook profile for her ex-boyfriend and posting inflammatory comments about him online, a judge has ruled. Dana Thornton is accused of creating the fake profile of her ex-boyfriend, a northern New Jersey narcotic...

10/24/2011
Health Insurance and Social Media

A discussion with Angie Goff on why you should never discuss your personal health issues online.

Social media law expert Bradley Shear joins Angie Goff to discuss how using social media to share your health status can hurt you in the long run.

Cleveland's 2nd ill conceived attempt to criminalize tweet ups and/or flash mobs.
10/16/2011
Cleveland council considers new effort to curb flash mobs

Cleveland's 2nd ill conceived attempt to criminalize tweet ups and/or flash mobs.

Cleveland City Council will consider another attempt to blunt the fury of unruly "flash mobs," one that sponsors hope won't be viewed as an assault on constitutional rights.

Interesting article in Spain's newspaper of record about social media and flash mobs.
10/16/2011
La red (social) del vándalo · ELPAÍS.com

Interesting article in Spain's newspaper of record about social media and flash mobs.

El 15 de julio, un partido de baloncesto entre los Boston Bruins y los Vancouver Canucks terminaba con 140 heridos cuando un grupo de adolescentes empezó a agredir, espontáneamente, a la gente que seguía el encuentro en las pantallas habilitadas en las calles aledañas al estadio Rogers, en Vancouver...

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Shear on Social Media Law is written by Bradley S. Shear. Bradley is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Law Office of Bradley S. Shear, LLC. He is the first private practice lawyer in the United States to work with a government (State of Maryland) to draft social media law. He has been a lawyer for more than 10 years and his professional experience includes working for the NFL Players Association, Players, Inc., JPMorgan Chase, and an entertainment start up company. Bradley S. Shear's practice areas include: * Social Media and Internet Law: Social Media copyright and trademark counseling and registration, brand management and protection, domain name counseling and registration, licensing agreements, e-content repurposing agreements, e-commerce advisory services, e-commerce distribution agreements, website advertising agreements, website content review, privacy policy creation and review, terms of service/use agreements, social media agreements, social media intellectual property protection services, social media corporate policy creation, social media advertising and marketing counsel, social media corporate brand management, social media employment policy creation, social media privacy counseling, social media crisis management, social media cyberbullying and defamation, social media regulatory and compliance, social media ethics advising, social media training and seminars, and social media consulting services, etc... * Entertainment and Sports Law: Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing the following agreements: co-production, digital distribution, endorsement, film, game show, internet distribution, licensing, literary option and purchase, live performance, management, merchandising, modeling, photography, publishing, reality television, recording, royalty, sampling, social media distribution, social media image and licensing, social media marketing, songwriter, synchronization, television distribution, theater, touring, and venue; business planning services; and post entertainment and sports career advising, etc... * Copyright and Trademark Law: Copyright and trademark counseling and registration; e-content repurposing agreements; intellectual property audits; Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) advising; social media user name and online copyright registration counseling; and intellectual property protection services, etc... * Business and Corporate Law: Counseling clients on: entity formation, contract negotiation and drafting; corporate compliance issues; internal investigations; buy-sell agreements, and operating or shareholder agreements; business plan consulting; franchise agreements, registrations, and disclosures; joint ventures and strategic alliances; employment related matters; financing agreements, loan modifications, commercial credit facilities, equipment leasing, and venture capital agreements; and commercial real estate leasing, etc...

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